Tattoos

I got a tattoo!

Hi guys! So as you will have seen in my last post it was my 18th birthday on Friday! I had such amazing weekend and I am so overwhelmed with the amount of generosity of my family and friends and I keep looking through my presents over and over- it’s like Christmas! 

  
And with the money I was given I could pay my deposit for Belgium round 2 with ease! 

But one present that didn’t come packaged was this-

  
My brother got me a tattoo! I have always loved tattoos and how people can really express themselves through them so when Luke offered to get me one I was over the moon!

I have always loved music and am doing my grade 8 in July! Then hopefully my diploma after that! 

I just want to put it out there that anyone who says they don’t hurt is clearly lying- especially if they have one on their arm and near their elbow. It feels like a needle is being dragged through your arm and very deeply at that! BUT it is not bad enough to make me not want to get more!

It took about an hour but it was over fast! The one thing I will say is that I bled a lot. I took a before and after ofe cleaning it-

   
 

It doesn’t hurt at all though and the redness is slowly going down- I will post a fresh picture when it has healed!

I do have another Birthday post I am planning (hint… I got Mac gift cards) and I do have my joint party at the end of May! There’s a lot going on! So until my next post, goodbye for now little buns! 

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Lunch date MOTD

Hi guys! Today I am going to be showing you my makeup of the day including my new makeup revolution iconic pro palette which is the PERFECT dupe for the smash box full exposure palette! 

  
It has 8 matte eye shadows and 8 shimmer eye shadows and to be quite honest I am way too excited. The shadows themselves are very pigmented and easy to blend- it’s a yes from me.

Also when I say lunch date it is with a friend who is a girl so don’t get too excited.

  
  
I know you love my dressing gown. And I’m sorry that my eyebrow game is not strong today.

Let’s begin! 

 
First I took Luna an swept it across the lid as a base for all my other shadows.

 
Then I took Must and blended that in the crease, up towards my brow and in my outer corner.

 
I then did the same using Drama but concentrated it more in my crease to fake a shadow there.

  Next I used Afflicted in my outer corners and slightly through my crease to darken the look slightly.

 
I then popped Fade on the centre of my lid to keep it brighter than the rest but not too dramatic looking.

 
Instead I eye liner I used Pitch and smudged it into my lash line to create the look of thicker lashes.

 
As I my inner corner highlight I used the shade Ghost.

For my lower lash line I just used Drama along the whole of it and then blended Afflicted into the outer third.

After adding on some mascara I was done! Since I have had a lot of compliments from my friends on my go to lip recently I thought I would include it!

   
First I just used the body shop Mahogany lip liner on the perimeter of my lips.

  

Then I use the lacura  Frosty Lilac lip liner all over the top.

 

And to seal it in place I use the collection colour pout lip stain in the  dark purpley colour (the name has rubbed off!) 

I also just realised that my lips got more lazy throughout those pictures… Oops!

But yeah I hope you liked this little MOTD/review/tutorial and I will see you next time! Goodbye for now little buns!

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My 18th birthday makeup!

Hi guys! Suuuuper quick post as I am off to work but I wanted to have nice makeup even though I am in work! This is what I used to create my birthday look! 

   
 

I mean it’s an awful photo but you get the jist!!! My face doesn’t look that different to my neck in person!

Also here’s a little sneak peak at some of my presents…

   
  
Okay so I really have to go now or I will be late! I will have a more in depth post up on sunday (unless I am dead from Saturday night!)! Goodbye for now little buns!  

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How I whitened my teeth! (and review)

Hi guys! This has been a very long awaited post and I just decided that now is the time to do it. I know this all sounds very dramatic and like I’m moving half way across the world or something but I have a lot of teeth and corner of my mouth (they get very dry.. not my teeth, the corners of my mouth) insecurities so please be gentle…

So, getting on with the post! There is absolutely no surprise as to what I used to whiten my teeth as I think everyone and their dog has used these.

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TA DAAa- how surprised are you? Come on, I know there was a little gasp somewhere. As you can see these are the crest 3D white luxe professional effects whitening strips. That was a mouthful and a half. I chose these ones as they remove 14 years of stains and me being 18 next week, that’s like three quarters of my life. and in case you couldn’t tell- I have a couple scars on my teeth from when I was a baby and I fell over and my teeth went through my bottom lip, yep.

The box arrived a little battered because it had travelled from America but the contents of it were fine so I’m not too bothered.

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You get 20 sets of strips in total and as you can tell I have “used” 14. I use the term used kind of loosely because the last four times I have done it it has hurt and I have had to remove the strips immediately. Not so good. However, I don’t think I have used them in at least 7 months and my teeth have stayed white which is great!

You just pop them on the front of your teeth and then fold them underneath. Leave them for half an our before you take them off and then boom you’re done! I wash my mouth out afterwards to get rid of any gel that has stuck to my teeth and then I just carry on with my day.

Obviously you cannot eat whilst you’re wearing them but drinking water is fine (and quite refreshing) whilst you have them on.

So here is the before-

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Aaaand the after

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I know that the first one was taken with the flash on because I took it when I got them (my birthday last year) but hey what can you do about it. Also its really difficult to smile and show your top and bottom teeth without looking like a bit of a weirdo.

As you can tell my teeth are significantly whiter and my scar on my front tooth is a lot less noticeable than it was (YAY). In between my two front teeth is still a little dark but its confusing because its also a little gap so there is always a shadow as well.

I do plan on using the rest of the strips but I am just going to use them on the odd occasion as my teeth are naturally really sensitive. Like, watching someone bite ice cream makes me cringe.

Overall I would give these whitening strips a 7 out of 10- I knocked points off because of the fact that it began to be painful, they taste a bit funny and I think they’re about £50-£60. I know that it is cheap compared to getting your teeth professionally whitened but for that price I want them not to hurt and the box to be well packaged.

So that is all for today, Goodbye for now little buns!

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How to: Curly blow dry

Hi everyone! Today I am going to be showing you how to do a curly blow dry at home- and just as a word of warning, this will take a while so if you’re like me and very impatient, with very thick hair, you’re best just to blast it off and curl it.

You will need-

1. To wash your hair

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If anyone is interested I used the Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo & conditioner and my herbal essences bee strong masque!
I also really should have cropped my face out I mean what the hell Chloe.

2. LOADS OF PRODUCTS WOOHOO

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Okay like three, but whatever. I used my Mane ‘n’ tail hair strengthener because we all know my hair needs a lil TLC. I then used the cloud nine quick dry potion (also a heat protector) for obvious reasons and then my ‘argan oil of morocco’ because it says that it is a penetrating oil rather than the normal ones that just coat your hair so I mean why not.

3) Brushes

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Erm I only just realised that I have lost my 14 so I am just going for the whole uneven naturalish look now- and to do that I’m using my 13 and 15 brushes by Head jog. I would really recommend these brushes because they are ceramic so they heat up and act like rollers too!

4. A trusty clip (and some bobby pins)

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I really like to use these clips by Cloud nine because they are strong. One can hold up all of my hair- and I have a lot of hair.

5. A hair dryer (duh)

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I use this one by Haito purely because it came in my kit when I was in college but I actually really like it. I like that it has 3 heat settings, as well as a cool setting and 2 speeds- and the fast one is REALLY fast. The only thing is that the back seems to fall off a lot but I just stuck a piece of cellotape over it as I will only need to remove it when I’m cleaning it.

LETS BEGIN.

Firstly you just want to blast off your hair a little bit just so that you aren’t starting with soaking wet hair.

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Then, section off the bottom section of your hair and split it in to two. Place your brush underneath the section of hair and move downwards (like you would when you brush your hair..) whilst rotating the brush and follow it with your hair dryer. I wouldn’t advice placing your nozzle directly onto your hair because that could cause some damage. Then as you get to the ends of your hair, make sure that you have a grip on them and rotate the brush so that your hair rolls round it, be careful not to get tangled up in this bit- when I was younger I had to cut a brush out of my hair, I know the feels.

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You can redo this as many times as you need to so that your hair is dry and you have a bouncy curl- obviously with a smaller brush you are going to get a tighter curl so I like to change brush size with each section so that the curls don’t form together.

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Leave your brush in to let it cool and then unroll it and ‘reroll’ it into a (very rough) pin curl so that the curls don’t drop whilst you are blow drying the rest of your hair.

For the back/top sections, still place your brush underneath the hair but direct it forwards, over your head and towards your face, this will give your hair more volume and will make it easier to blow dry the sections that are riiiiight at the back of your head

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Once you’re done you should look like a mad wo/man. You can leave the pin curls in whilst you do your make up or watch another episode of Ru Pauls Drag Race however I had to take these out pretty much straight away as my friend was coming over. Once you’re done you should be left with something like this

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I hope you enjoyed this how to! And to those wondering where I’ve been the past few weeks (again- I know, I’m sorry) everything’s been quite difficult whilst I’m waiting for my new therapist and I have had a complete mental block when it comes to thinking of a new post, and when I think of something I always talk myself out of it and convince myself that it will be boring but this time I thought NOPE I’M GONNA DO IT.

Sooo yeah- also, I had to get rid of my hamster because I’m allergic to it (or its wee)

it was called Peaches for two weeks until I handed her over to my cousin so that I can still go and see her! However my Mum said I can get guinea pigs as they are kept outside rather than right next to my head! Until next time- goodbye for now little buns!

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